A month or so after The Truth About Guns was born, fellow blogger Brad Kozak sent me a breathless email. We’d finally received a comment! What’s more, it was complimentary. They like us! The really like us! Needless to say the comment in question was spam. Never mind. We pressed on. After thousands of posts from an ever-expanding roster of contributors TTAG eventually attracted its very own Armed Intelligentsia. You. By now, our commentariat is an attraction in its own right—as well it should be. And for that we’re eternally grateful. At the same time, we realize that the blogging format’s inherent limitations have prevented our AI from reaching its full creative and, let’s face it, commercial potential. And so Nick’s fashioned the Free Fire Zone forum [see: new tab above]. As you’d expect . . .
The FFZ’s a safe place for TTAG readers to initiate their very own firearms-related discussions. To tap into the collective consciousness of talented, wise and witty pro-gun pals. To let rip on caliber, self-defense techniques, Second Amendment issues, etc. To post video links. To find a life partner who loves the Benelli M4 as much as you do. Whatever.
TTAG’s editors (myself included) will be cruising the Free Fire Zone for new material. If a topic’s burning up the FFZ we’ll cross-post it on the main site. If a blog post stimulates a heated discussion that swings off-topic or needs to be “taken outside” we’ll channel our Armed Intelligentsia into the Zone.
We’ll be policing Free Fire Zone for flaming, and responding to participants who rat out offenders. But the Free Fire Zone is your baby. Make of it what you will—with one caveat. Please use the FFZ with an eye to encouraging newbies. The more we educate each other as a firearms community, the more inclusive we are, the safer our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
Now have at it! And thanks for reading.